Composers

Mikołaj  Górecki

(*1971)

Music undoubtedly flows through the veins of Mikołaj Górecki. Given his last name, one might think that the son of Henryk Górecki carries a great weight on his shoulders. This is simply not the case. While following in his father's compositional footsteps, Mikołaj is clearly his own man. A synthesist rather than a specialist, he is writing music in his own way... music that engages diverse contemporary influences while remaining profoundly respectful of the past. This unique composer has been living a life secluded from the currents of musical life in contemporary Poland, and yet he remains intimately connected to his heritage and comfortably aware of the legacy which he perpetuates. And he is continuing his family's musical legacy in a remarkable fashion...
[Christopher Cary]

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